Andre Agassi: I Used Crystal Meth

The tennis star describes his frightening experience with drugs in a new memoir excerpted in PEOPLE

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Tennis star Andre Agassi serves up a bombshell in his new memoir: In the late ’90s he began regularly using crystal meth. “I can’t speak to addiction, but a lot of people would say that if you’re using anything as an escape, you have a problem,” he tells PEOPLE.

Agassi’s book, Open, details his descent into drug use, as well as his hair loss, his troubled marriage to Brooke Shields and the love he eventually found with his current wife, Steffi Graf.

For Agassi’s story in his own words – including his ambivalent attitude toward the sport that made him famous – read an excerpt from his book in the new PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. An excerpt also appears in the new SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

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